A solid new monster to
introduce players to the link format, Linkslayer is
one of those necessary cards that will help links
make their mark, but probably won’t have a long
history. This might be power creep’s first victim in
the new era.
Being an earth type and a
Cyberse type is obviously appealing, lending the
capability to link summon Missus Radiant, Honeybot
and Decode Talker. Add in a free special summon from
the hand and a convenient destruction effect,
Linkslayer should be added in multiples to link
decks, right? Probably, but I place severe doubt on
his spell and trap killing ability. Discarding two
cards is suicide in an era when Solemn Strike is
still a near staple, especially now that players
will be shying away from Dimensional Barrier (since
it can’t stop links). But you can choose to discard
just one, so there’s at least flexibility. I
especially love this card in monster mash variants.
However, as the Cyberse card pool grows, I can
easily see Linkslayer being the first to go. It’s
generic and risky, and it doesn’t produce plusses.
However, being a level 5 monster that you can
special summon is a serious advantage, especially
now when decks are chock-full of level 3 tuners. I
can’t stress how broken PSY-Framelord Omega is in
the Zelda format. Summoning him is always a great
way to win.
Right now, I love Linkslayer
and he’s probably a must-run in link decks,
especially the ones that use Honeybot and Missus
Radiant, but I don’t see a great future. I think
he’s simply a good card during this short time when
we don’t have many link monsters or Cyberse monsters
yet. As the amount grows, Linkslayer might be
forgotten or come in and out of the meta for a while
before eventually sticking to the collection binder.
Future Potential: 2/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
Friday is here and Linkslayer is the monsters we're
finishing up the week with.
2000ATK isn't too good for a Level 5, but with its
Special Summon ability (you have no monsters) that
ATK will have to do. Linkslayer won't destroy
Link Monsters with its effect, it will destroy
spell/traps. Up to two spell/traps for up to two
cards in your hand is a decent trade in my view. You
use Twin Twister and ditch a card to destroy up to
two, so that's an even break. This is a -1 but you
still have a monster on the field. At Level 5 it
could be used for a Synchro Summon, with Instant
Fusion for a Rank 5, or be combined with another
Cyberse monster for Honeybot.
An excellent first turn card to devastate your
opponent and take field advantage.
Until Next Time
We end this week off with a new card that is meant
to help Link Summoning, and give you another reason
not to play Cyber Dragon except in a Cyber Dragon
Deck. This is Linkslayer.
Linkslayer can be Special Summoned if you control no
monsters. Much easier to summon that Cyber Dragon,
as Linkslayer doesn't require your opponent to have
a monster. Linkslayer can also allow you to discard
two cards to destroy two Spells/Traps on the field.
Another reason why Cyber Dragon isn't needed, this
card allows you to destroy Spells and Traps. This is
a great card, and it being Cyberse helps for
Honeybot and it being an Effect Monster helps for
Long story, short, this card has a lot of potential,
especially in Cyberse decks.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5